Rapid Eye Movement Sleep: Regulation and Function

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Birendra N. Mallick, S. R. Pandi-Perumal, Robert W. McCarley, Adrian R. Morrison
Cambridge University Press, Jul 14, 2011 - Medical
Spanning over half a century of investigation into Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of a broad range of topics in REM sleep biology. World renowned researchers and experts are brought together to discuss past and current research and to set the foundation for future developments. Key topics are covered in six sections from fundamental topics (historical context and general biology) to cutting-edge research on neuronal regulation, neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, functional significance and disturbance in the REM sleep generating mechanism. A reference source for all aspects of REM sleep research, it also incorporates chapters on neural modelling, findings from non-human species and interactions between brain regions. This is an invaluable resource, essential reading for all involved in sleep research and clinical practice.

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Section 1 Historical context
Section II General biology
Section III Neuronal regulation
Section IV Neuroanatomy and neurochemistry
Section V Significance of deprivation studies
Section VI Disturbance in the REM sleepgenerating mechanism

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About the author (2011)

Birendra Nath Mallick is Professor of Neurobiology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

S. R. Pandi-Perumal is President and CEO of Somnogen Inc., a New York corporation.

Robert W. McCarley is Professor and Chair of the Harvard Department of Psychiatry and Associate Director of Mental Health in the VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, USA.

Adrian R. Morrison is Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Neuroscience at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

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